Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ms Akira and the bastant basket...

Yes..I see the boys using this in the daytime...

Hmm..what is it?

Ooohhh..its fur me to sharpen my nails...it feels good...



Ms Akira uses the bastant to her heart's content at night. She now uses it when she is out prowling the living room by herself, which is every night after the boys have been put to bed. The bad thing is she gets only about one hour to enjoy her relative freedom of not being the object of attention from Tanaka (most times), Toro (sometimes) and Megat (whenever he feels brave enough).
She sometimes comes out into the living room in the afternoons to sleep on top of her night quarters or use the boards or even sit infront of the gate but not often enough to satisfy Tanaka's curiosity about her so he still waits for her to appear and if she does not, he would go look for her.
I sometimes think Ms Akira would do very well as an only cat but of course now that is impossible as she has 4 boys to live with :)
Btw, the bastant is not seeing very much use the boys are all used to it and see it as an every day thing. Toro still sleeps in the smaller one. I bought another bigger one for Bujang and now he uses that one. He still tears the cardbord and spits them out but at least all the torn remnants are in the basket for easy disposal. This basket is also big enough for him to sleep in or sit in with enough space for him to move around.
When I bought it from Ikea, someone asked me what I would use it for. "Is it for clothes," she said. I told her it was for my cat. She looked surprised at first and then smiled. :))

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So there is more than one size of Bastant basket? No wonder.
I went to ikea (Alexandra) after i read yr blog but i thought the only available Bastant basket($16) was too big & did not get it.

meemsnyc said...

Thank you for your advice on our blog. We have been trying to mix smells, with exchanging blankets. The cats are definitely curious of each other, but for now, they are confined to their own rooms of the house. Hopefully within another week or so, they can come together without trying to jump on one another.